Home
   Today's News
   8000 Meters Facts
  
Banners Ads
   Bookstore
   Classified Ads
   Climb for Peace
  
Contact

   Downloads
  
Educational
  
Expeditions
  
Facts
  
Games
  
Gear
  
History
  
Interviews

   Mailing List
   Media

   Medical
  
News (current)
   News Archives
   Sat Phones
   Search
   Seven Summits
   Snowboard
   Speakers
   Students
   Readers Guide
   Risks

   Trip Reports
   Visitor Agreement

   Volunteer/help

 

    
  

 

  




  Robert Goh and Edwin Siew: K2 2008


Copyright© Billy Pierson

Intrepid Singapore Mountaineers Robert Goh and Edwin Siew are on their way to K2 base camp to climb this awesome peak without bottle oxygen. This is the climax of eight years of planning and training that started with the alpine ascent of the central summit of Xixabangma. After summitting Cho Oyu without oxygen and attempting Everest without oxygen (thwarted by bad weather and broken ribs), the two men now aim to be the first climbers from South-east Asia to get to the K2 summit without oxygen.

Climbing with them are two close friends, Kami Ang Chirring Sherpa and Jamling Bhote Sherpa, who will be team members climbing with oxygen.

Background: In Robert Goh is a unique combination of aerospace scientist, high-altitude mountaineer, mentor and motivational speaker. His string of successful adventures includes man-hauling to South Pole, an alpine ascent of Xixabangma’s central summit (8012m), and summiting Cho Oyu (8201m) without oxygen. Believing in pushing limits, chooses to climb high mountains, especially those in the Himalayas above 8,000m, with little or no support. But he also arms himself with the skills and mental strength to overcome obstacles. This approach has helped him survive life-threatening situations such as being trapped in gale-force winds, falling into crevasses and being hit by an avalanche. His way of embracing life’s challenges has inspired his audiences and imbued them with a strong sense of self-belief.  Robert Goh is also passionate about mentoring young climbers and trains groups of university student in high-altitude mountaineering. The efficacy of his method was proven in 2005 when novices from the National University of Singapore who were trained by him , succeeded in summiting Everest.

Outside of mountaineering, Robert Goh is a scientist, involved in cutting-edge technologies in the aerospace industry, including fighter aircraft and un-manned systems. He has found his mountaineering experience to be a close fit in tackling down-to-earth situations. And with over a decade of experience in the corporate world as team leader and manager, he can relate to both sides of the managerial divide. This ability to bring his passion to all his endeavours makes his a compelling story for his audiences. Invite him to your next conference of meeting to find out how his story can affect your lives. For More on Robert see here.

 

Millet One Sport Everest Boot  has made some minor changes by adding more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to -75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads. Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

A cold weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura® upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand See more here.

 






 

   Ascenders

   Atlas snowshoes

   Atomic

   Big Agnes

   Black Diamond

   Brunton

   Carabiners

   Chaco

   Cloudveil

   Columbia
  
CMI

   Crampons

   Edelweiss ropes
  
Eureka Tents

   Exofficio

   FiveTen

   Featured

   FoxRiver

   Gregory

   Granite Gear

   Harnesses
  
Headlamps

   Hestra
  
Helmets

   Helly Hansen

   HighGear

   HornyToad
  
Ice Axes

   Julbo

   Kavu Eyewear

   Katadyn

   Kelty

   Kong

   Lekisport

   Life is Good

   Lowa

   Lowe Alpine

   Lowepro

   Millet

   Motorola

   Mountain Hardwear

   Mountainsmith

   MSR

   Nalgene

   New England Ropes

   Nikwax

   Omega

   Osprey

   Outdoor Research
  
Patagonia

   Pelican

   Petzl

   Prana

   Princeton Tec

   Primus

   Rope Bags

   Royal Robbins

   Salomon

   Scarpa

   Scott

   Seattle Sports

   Serius
  
Sleeping Bags

   Sterling Rope

   Stubai

   Suunto

   Tents

   Teva

   Thermarest

   Trango

   Tool Logic

   Trekking Poles
  
Yaktrax
  
and more here

 



Send email to     •   Copyright© 1998-2005 EverestNews.com
All rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, Visitor Agreement, Legal Notes: Read it